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WHUT
Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
programs, "this is america" will look at the culture, people, government, s of has and sight standard we will look at its importance in the region and its relationship with the united states. "this is america" visits the republic of kazakhstan. "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the rotondaro family trust. this year, kazakhstan celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence. on this program, we will learn about what it was like before independence 20 years ago, and y president made kazakhstan the success it is today and why diversifying its economy will be the key to kazakhstan's even brighter future. >> it was a while the economy, while business economy, and a great economy mainly. today, we have a lot of public companies. our businessmen are doing international joint ventures. if you take the society as a whole, are people became much more open-minded, a free, outspoken people, and
WHUT
Sep 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
will talk with kazakhstan's foreign minister. right now, a visit with the u.s. ambassador to kazakhstan, kenneth fairfax. >> what should americans know about kazakhstan? >> i think the short answer is a lot more than they currently do. >> thank you. >> it is the ninth largest country on earth. it is a country that has a rather extraordinary relations with the united states, and yet most people really know either nothing or worse than nothing -- what they have seen in a movie, which is the opposite of reality, of course. there is a lot to learn. >> what are the mutual interests of the two countries, the united states and kazakhstan? >> we have many. you can look at it as an edgy, food security. lots of overlapping interests. but what would come to most people first is non- proliferation and world security. kazakhstan, after the fall of the soviet union has -- became the fourth largest nuclear weapons state and the first one to decide we don't want it. the president declared they were going to be a non-nuclear weapon state and negotiated with the united states and russia to dismantle all
WHUT
Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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WHUT
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
on the kids are being exposed to music and the arts and religion and so on and so forth? s all part of really early schooling? >> i believe so. we start school in the year when the child is 7 years old. well, the curriculum covers the subjects of course. that is how it goes. >> however teachers respected there in finland that's correct teachers are very highly respected. the teaching profession is one of the five most popular profession in the inland. >> one of the five most popular? >> yes. like doctors, lawyers. >> are they will pay? >> reasonably. -- are they well paid? >> recently. every teacher in finland studies at the university. >> they have a master's? do they have to have a master's degree to be in the classroom? >> yes. permanently. >> said the standard is set very high? >> it is, because we think we need professionals with skills. then we can trust them. >> you can trust them? >> yes. that is important. >> what can america learn from you? >> well, america has chosen may be another way to improve education. it consists of using tests and ranking of teachers and salaries and so on.
WETA
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
." regrettably in australia we see the importation of some policies from the u.s. which we do not believe will put us in good stead to further improve our education system is. by that mean, -- by that, i mean an emphasis on standardized testing and a curriculum. highly performing countries have more teaching autonomy and let teachers get on with the task. >> do you think that message is coming clear to both sides? because that is crucial, isn't it? >> it is. and it is very helpful in that regard. when you have ministers of education around the world, and they say, well, this is what our recipe for success looks like and it is in stark contradiction to what you're doing in your country, it is a bit of a wake- up call for policy makers. that is the success of the summit. >> thank you for visiting with us. >> thank you. >> a terrific conversation. for information on my new book "the chance of a lifetime" and online video for all "this is america" programs, visit our web site. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for childr
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